Messick was defeated in District 49 in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was defeated in the general election by Republican Gary G. Howell. Messick defeated James E. "Jim" Maybury in the May 11 primary.
|West Virginia State Senate, District 49 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Charles Edward Messick (D)||592||27.62%|
|James E. Maybury (D)||489||22.82%|
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates
- West Virginia House of Delegates official candidate list